In this episode I chat with Aaliyah Nitoto, founder of Free Range Flower Wines, about the age-old practice of women making flower wines around the world. We talk about the business of flower wines, including: fermentation, tasting rooms, batch sizes and the difference between wine as a libation vs. medicine.
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Drawing from her lifelong studies of biology, herbalism, and nutrition, winemaker Aaliyah Nitoto combines her knowledge of flowers and plants, taste profiles, and science into the art of flower winemaking.
Her process marries the garden winemaking traditions of women from centuries past with the innovative spirit of today's San Francisco Bay Area food and drink culture.
Dedicated to sustainable practices that yield world-class wine and build community, we welcome partnerships with local farmers, makers, artists, mixologists, event planners, and community-minded organizations.
Launched in the summer of 2018, Free Range Flower Winery is an award-winning, family-owned urban winery located in Oakland, California, that handcrafts wine in small batches from locally sourced, organic flowers.
Her words to describe the Red Clover, which also perfectly describe how she brings her gifts into the world:
Happy, content, connected to the Earth, mindful + chill.
If you live in California, Aaliyah is offering 10% of her flower wines to all Flowerlounge Podcast! Use code POWERWOMEN at checkout on freerangeflowerwinery.com.
Love + flower petals,
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